A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by conservation groups seeking to increase the water releases from the Twitchell dam for the benefit of the Southern California Steelhead trout, finding that species conservation is not one of the purposes Congress included in the dam’s authorization.

[To accompany Federal Case Law Update "Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking Increased Water Flows for Benefit of Endangered Trout" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 82.]

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